Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church has found himself in the news a lot lately, thanks in large part to his battles against tyrannical government and the ridiculous coronavirus mandates that Gov. Gavin Newsome of California continues to try and enforce on the people of the state, which includes attempts to keep churches from meeting in their respective buildings.
MacArthur has released a video explaining why church is essential and why other churches need to reopen.
In the video, he prefaces the comments to follow with a verse from Scripture that commands all believers to gather together, paired with the words of Jesus stating that the “gates of hell shall not prevail” against the church. The pastor then went on to lay out what he described as the inconsistent and arbitrary lockdown measures that are being applied to houses of worship in the state and across America.
— John MacArthur (@johnmacarthur) October 7, 2020
“Today’s current crop of politicians are trampling on the Constitution and on the resolve of citizens to demand their rights under the pressure of a manufactured fear,” MacArthur asserted. “The reality is that the COVID data just doesn’t match the government’s COVID narrative.” Even if an individual catches COVID-19, MacArthur claimed, “You have a 99.99% chance to survive COVID. It’s just not what they’re saying it is.”
“That absolutely does not warrant shutting down anything,” MacArthur continued. “But especially, absurdly and arbitrarily, churches that have a special protection from the Constitution. Oh, and at the same time, leaving open abortion clinics, strip clubs, and marijuana dispensaries.”
“And by the way, the Health Department is on record as saying they are going to allow riots and protests without regard for the mandated health and safety ordinances. This is obviously targeted discrimination. Leftists and secular government officials have no tolerance for biblical Christianity, so they’re using COVID as an excuse to shut us down.”
“We have to stand firm on the reality that the church is essential. The most meaningful, transformative, exemplary lives in a community all come together in a church, and that’s been our impact on the city of Los Angeles,” MacArthur said.
Pastor MacArthur includes a lot of great points in his video that is a must-watch for all Americans, especially those of the Christian faith who are being unfairly targeted by Democratic leadership during the coronavirus pandemic.
The church is an essential service. Let’s stop buying into the narrative of fear that the left has poured down our throats this year and open churches up for those that want to attend, taking reasonable precautions to protect those who are at highest risk of complications from COVID-19.
That’s how we move forward.